Beaconsfield town council looks set to honour the life of much-loved fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett with a commemorative plaque.

Sir Terry Pratchett, who was best known for the Discworld series, passed away on March 12 last year aged 66.

Born in Beaconsfield and educated at John Hampden Grammar School in High Wycombe from 1959 to 1965, he went on to become a reporter at the Bucks Free Press in 1965 before making a name for himself as an author.

The town council hopes to install a plaque on the wall at Beaconsfield Library in Reynolds Road, where Sir Terry was a Saturday boy and returned to give talks.

Cllr Philip Bastiman, chair of the open spaces committee, said the council had been in touch with Sir Terry’s daughter Rhianna, who was “very supportive” of the idea of commemorating the author.

He said: “Because I believe he worked in the library and used the library a lot and he came back and actually gave talks at the library relatively recently, in their mind, it had a place in his affections.

“They feel it is wholly appropriate to have a commemorative plaque to Terry Pratchett at the library itself.”

Cllr Bastiman said they could have to wait “a number of years” for a blue plaque, which are commonly used to commemorate historical figures and places, so will remember him with their own plaque.

The council wants to involve Sir Terry’s family in the process and may present some designs to them for them to choose the best.

Cllr Bastiman said: “I don’t think we need to be quite so formal in the way we recognise the achievements of one of our former citizens.

“We hope we could get a representative for the family to come up and to mark the occasion.”

The town council will now ask Bucks County Council for permission to install the plaque before it can progress further.